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Year 12 AS English Language and Literature

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

Skills

1

Linguistic frameworks

 

 

 

Introduction to non-fiction writing.

 

 

The novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe.

A robust grounding in grammatical and linguistic terminology.

 

An introduction to writing for different audience and purposes.

 

Background study of the context of the novel

 

 

Analytical skills in order to approach the extracts in the OCR anthology.

 

Writing skills needed for the non-fiction element of the exam.

 

Identifying features which contribute to the generic and literary concepts of the novel.

2

OCR anthology

 

 

 

 

 

The novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe.

Analysis of spoken language; transcripts; speeches; letters; biographies; articles from different time periods.

 

Show knowledge and understanding of how language choices shape meanings in texts.

 

 

 

 

Application of linguistic terminology.

 

 

 

 

Identify aspects of narrative such as:

––the use of voice

––point of view

––time and chronology

––dialogue

––characterisation

––genre

––symbols and motifs

––structure and settings.

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

Analysis of the OCR anthology in preparation for the exam.

 

The novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe.

 

 

 

 

 

Stylistic background to poetry analysis.

Each OCR anthology text will be studied in detail and annotated fully.

 

Show knowledge and understanding of how language choices shape meanings in texts.

 

 

 

Analysing a poem through linguistic techniques.

Analytical skills using concepts and ideas from linguistic study.

 

identify aspects of narrative such as:

––the use of voice

––point of view

––time and chronology

––dialogue

––characterisation

––genre

––symbols and motifs

––structure and settings.

2

Developing non-fiction writing skills.

 

 

William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience 15 poems.

 

 

 

 

Understanding the different non-fiction forms.

 

 

Analyse poetic and

stylistic techniques.

Ongoing writing on demand practice.

 

 

Identify aspects of the poem

foregrounded through the use of repetition, pattern-making, patter-breaking

and deviation to develop an

interpretation of the set poems.

Summer Term

 

 

 

1

Exam preparation

 

Practice questions will be sat in timed conditions.

Exam technique.

2

Creative Writing in preparation for the A2 exam.

 

Introduction to the non-examined component.

 

Study of narrative writing.

 

Introduce the two pieces of coursework for the non-examined component:

 

1. Non-fiction writing:

-Experimenting with different writing forms

-Analysing style models

 

2. Introduction to the demands of the comparative essay and independent wider reading:

-Read and analyse the open pages from the set text list

- discuss comparison techniques

- explore ‘free choice’ texts

Key descriptive writing skills.

 

 

Adapting writing style to suit different audience and purposes.

 

Independent wider reading.

Assessments:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Baseline test on linguistic terminology

Analysing an extract from “Things Fall Apart”

Written test

 

CAT 2

A piece of original non-fiction

Analysing an extract from “Things Fall Apart”

Written test

CAT 3

Practice exam question comparing two texts from the OCR anthology

A comparative essay on two Blake poems.

Mock Exam

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

Term

Text books

OCR anthology (provided)

“Things Fall Apart”- Chinua Achebe

William Blake  “Songs of

Innocence and Experience”

All

Recommended reading

Chinua Achebe “No Longer at Ease”, “Arrow of God”

All

 

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